Wright & Schulte LLC is Evaluating AndroGel Lawsuits on Behalf of Men Who Suffered Heart Attacks, Strokes and Other Potentially Deadly Cardiovascular Side Effects, Allegedly Due to this Prescription Testosterone Therapy Treatment
An AndroGel lawsuit page has been launched by Wright & Schulte LLC to provide consumers with the most current information regarding the serious side effects allegedly associated with this prescription testosterone treatment, as well as the mounting litigation of AndroGel lawsuits. The law firm in now offering free legal evaluations to men who suffered heart attacks, strokes and other potentially deadly cardiovascular side effects, allegedly due to their use of AndroGel.
According to the product website for AndroGel, the testosterone therapy is a topical gel that is applied to the shoulders, upper arms, and/or stomach area. The medication is approved to treat hypogonadism (low testosterone) in men who suffer from the condition due to an underlying medical issue. AndroGel and other testosterone therapies are not indicated for use in men who suffer from low testosterone simply as a consequence of the aging process.
(androgel.com/, AbbVie, Inc.)
On January 31, 2014, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced it had launched a safety review of drugs like AndroGel, after two studies indicated that testosterone therapy might increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes and death in older men or men with pre-existing heart problems. One study, which involved 8,000 men treated by Veterans Administration linked testosterone therapy to a nearly 30% increased risk of heart attack stroke and death. The second study reported an increased risk of heart attack in older men, as well as in younger men with pre-existing heart disease, who underwent testosterone therapy.
[fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm383904.htm, January 31, 2014]
According to a report published by Bloomberg.com, five men filed AndroGel lawsuits within days of the FDA’s announcements. All of the claims are now pending in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, and allege that AndroGel caused the men to suffer heart attacks, strokes, and/or heart failure. The AngroGel lawsuit plaintiffs further allege that the marketing tactics used to drive sales of the mediation amounted to “disease mongering,” and caused many men to seek treatment with AndroGel despite having no medical need for the drug. They also accuse AbbVie, Inc. and other defendants of downplaying the drug’s risks, and of concealing knowledge that AndroGel had a “serious propensity” to harm. (Aurecchia v. AbbVie Inc., 14-cv-00772; Benn v. AbbVie, 14-cv-00774; Gallagher v. AbbVie Inc., 14-cv-00776; Marino v. AbbVie Inc., 14-cv-00777 and Myers v. AbbVie Inc., 14- cv-00780)
[bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-05/abbott-labs-sued-by-five-men-claiming-androgel-injuries.html, Bloomberg News, February 5, 2014]
The attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC believe that additional AndroGel lawsuits will be filed in U.S. Courts in the coming months. The Firm is offering free, no-obligation legal reviews to individuals who suffered serious and life-threatening cardiovascular events that may be linked to their use of AndroGel. To learn more, or to arrange for a free legal consultation with an attorney at Wright & Schulte LLC, please visit yourlegalhelp.com.
About Wright & Schulte LLC
Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury firm, is dedicated to the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged and fight tirelessly to ensure that even the world’s most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free AndorGel lawsuit case evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.
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